There's a simple way to impart the wisdom of Leave No Trace principles to walkers of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Follow hikers and bellow into a loudspeaker ...
Hey! Your mother isn't here to pick up after you! Cut it out, you [insert mean name mothers call lazy children]! Go back and pick up your trash. Right NOW!
Hordes of hikers in our beloved Land of Georgia are trashing the Trail. So much garbage has been strewn around that Georgians would settle for "leave no toilet paper" as an alternative to the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace (LNT).
A group known as the "Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers" -- a.k.a. Steph and Andy -- along with Jay Dement, an advocate with LNT, spent a week trying to spread the news.
We're thankful for their labors. Here is a snapshot of their progress:
Please, hikers. Pick up after yourselves. Or we're telling your mother.
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Published Aug 6, 2015. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy -- protectors of the AT -- and Leave No Trace, which teaches hikers & campers to "leave no trace," have a common goal.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics & the Appalachian Trail Conservancy produced the "Don't Be That Guy" videos to protect the Appalachian Trail.
Geraldine Largay, an experienced hiker and nurse, vanished from the Appalachian Trail two years ago on July 22, 1013. Where is the lady we called Inchworm?
Published Jun 20, 2014. Previously closed roads and trails in the Pisgah National Forest are open once again.